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Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm PDT
old, gone through various rehabilitations, various retrofits, very important for us to have this information. >> reporter: back to a live picture now in emeryville, this is the view from here. the cost of the demolition of the old cantilever section and the truss section that comes in from oakland, about $250 million, ken. and they are concerned about all the looky-loo issues once the new bridge opens. they will see an entire section hanging over there a gap in the middle and they are concerned people will be distracted as they drive by. that will be the next phase. first we have to get people going across the new span. >> yeah, no doubt people looking to the left of the deconstruction and to the right to the beautiful view of san francisco that they have never seen before, something to look forward to. thank you, mark. now, based on the what we have seen today, it's pretty hard to believe that 24 hours ago there were actually cars heading eastbound on the upper deck there and it hasn't been that long ago. it's no doubt been a busy day for commuters all around the bay area w
CBS
Aug 15, 2013 6:00pm PDT
entered court and the record books as possibly the first u.s. bicyclist to plead guilty to felony vehicle manslaughter. he will serve 1,000 hours of community service. >> we're hoping this is going to send a very clear message across the board to everyone that regardless of whether you're riding a bike, you're driving eye vehicle, you're walking, we all have shared responsibility in providing safety in our community. >> reporter: the plea deal comes a year and four months after bucchere ran red lights on his bicycle as he made his way to the market and castro intersection. at market he later wrote in his blog, quote, i couldn't see a line through the crowd and i couldn't stop. so i laid it down and just plowed through the crowded crosswalk and the least populated place i could find, end quote. he slammed into a pedestrian who died four days later. >> the type of person my father was, he always taught me to give people a second chance no matter what happens because that's what makes society civil. >> reporter: the son asked the court to order bucchere to do his community service helping th
CBS
Aug 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. it seems to be safe. and allen, you got to tell us, what's next? >> all right, phil. thank you very much. as for what's next, up here it's getting to be a bit of a traffic jam. we have had a lot of people trying to come up stand right next to us try to get their last pictures. is that a beautiful shot? it is just so iconic. side by side you're not going to see that much longer because as soon as they shut the bridge down tonight to open up the new span, they are going to have to start demolishing and i hate to use the word "demolishing" because really it's more like deconstruction. because of the environmental concerns, they have to take the old bridge down really piece by piece. they can't let it collapse. some of the old bridge will be kept for historic purposes. most of it, we are told, will get recycled. all of that old steel will be recycled or sold for scrap. the total tab for that job, about $240 million. kpix 5 reporter mark kelly is at the toll plaza. a lot of people, mark, trying to be among the last across the bridge. traffic is light. there too? >> reporter: it is light at th
CBS
Aug 2, 2013 6:00pm PDT
with mobile5 providing us this beautiful view panoramic view right, altogether, oooo! >> ooo. >> stunning. >> treasure island. look at the whitecaps on the bay at this hour. that's where we have a small craft advisory in place. the winds are currently out of the west gusting to 22 miles per hour. air temperatures 60 degrees. so if you have a night out on the city tonight definitely bring a jacket. we have a chill in the air. okay. from treasure island, let's head due east now towards mount diablo one of the warmest locations of the day at 87 degrees and currently in livermore it is 80. it is 81 in santa rosa. and then we drop down 10 degrees to the south in san jose 60 san francisco, and it is currently 64 degrees in oakland through emeryville. this is the evening commute heading out of san francisco towards marin. we have the return of the low clouds, 59. clouds and brisk with westerlies at 17 gusts up to 24 there. tonight sunset at 8:18. at sun-up at 6:13, we'll be shrouded in a deck of low clouds and fog. but today clouds did retreat for the most part, then really did hang tight to the
CBS
Aug 13, 2013 6:00pm PDT
building. employees say there used to be safety barriers put up but they were taken down for some reason. the college isn't saying much only that it happened at 11507 this morning. that's when a front-end loader struck a pedestrian. cal/osha says the victim was a woman. she was taken to valley medical center across the street where she was pronounced dead. we saw officers inspecting the front part of the rig where the bucket is located so it's not clear if that he was a point of impact or if the woman was backed over and that's where she ended up. it's not clear who she was, a student, faculty or construction worker. they are between sessions so anyone on campus would probably be a visitor or prospective student. the chancellor and president were somber at a press conference this afternoon. >> we do, however, want to express our sincere condolences to the individual's family on behalf of our board of trustees and all of us. >> reporter: cal/osha is coming down here to open an investigation. obviously, this will delay this water project happening here at city san jose college. they don't
CBS
Aug 12, 2013 6:00pm PDT
bastida joins us from moscone where clinton is sounding more like a presidential candidate. >> reporter: she is. her experience as secretary of state and every time she shows up in front of a crowd in front of cameras, you start wondering about 2016 and a lot of political insiders are saying today's speech really was nothing more than her, well, her political future. >> i am so deeply grateful to you for this award. >> reporter: hillary clinton is already racking up the awards and the accolades, but her eyes could be on the biggest prize of all, making history as the first female president of the united states. >> thank you all very much. >> reporter: clinton is not tipping her hand. but just last week, in iowa, a new campaign called, madam president, kicked into high gear. >> we went to iowa because iowa is where the presidential conversation starts. >> reporter: welcome to hillary clinton's shadow campaign, where a number of folks are working hard to get her into office without any evidence of clinton's direct involvement. >> it's definitely a shadow campaign. >> reporter: this stanfo
CBS
Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
reporter and she joins us again by phone now. catherine, does it look like crews are finally getting a handle on this fire? >> reporter: you know, it really did. i'm right en route to try to get to the staging area where they are evacuating residents from the area. crews are still putting a lot of water on the fire but you weren't seeing flames like an hour ago. >> it's remarkable how much progress they made in just about 30 minutes. as far asthe evacuees are being told to go to fairfield high school, what are you hearing about the evacuations? >> reporter: you know, i haven't heard that much. i'm just now getting on scene. like there's some lingering -- lots of cars in the parking lot. i'm seeing some people just standing around at this point. most of the people i think were just watching kind of the show go on, you know, there were tons of just neighborhood residents and people from across town just standing on the sidewalk watching the flames and firefighters were warning them to move back because of the -- because of the extreme heat. >> describe the scene about an hour ago with
CBS
Aug 5, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. the mediators were supposed to get back to us. >> maybe we don't need to get to the governor having to decide whether to do a cooling off. we're hoping we can get to the table and hash out those differences. >> reporter: the first thing the panel is doing is holding a public hearing which they will publicly go over both b.a.r.t's offer. in the newsroom phil matier kpix 5 news. >> we will continue to monitor the situation. you can get the very latest 24 hours a day at kpix.com/b.a.r.t. >>> it's not just b.a.r.t we will be watching for strike updates. ac transit workers are also threatening to walk off the job. the union is delivering a strike notice today. the official notice that a strike could happen at 12:01 wednesday morning. union members have been without a contract sense june. christin ayers is following the talks in oakland, and we will have more. >>> this early morning truck fire derailed the bay bridge commute all day. this is what the bay bridge toll plaza looked like at noon, a parking lot. check out the scene at 2:00. gridlock. it was not until closer to 4:00 o'clock that at least
CBS
Jul 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
is showing good results and provides with us a solid foundation for the future. back to a live picture at facebook headquarters in menlo park, facebook remains the number 2 company for mobile ads worldwide behind google. it is making progress, though. analysts expect that facebook's global share of the market could reach about 13% for mobile ads this year compared to 5% last year. so they are on the right track according to analysts. >> does this growing mobile thing, the announcement this week about games, how's that going to work for them? >> reporter: it's another part of their strategy. what they have done is they have partnered with a mobile gamemakers developers and they are going to share some revenues trying to get the game makers to bring their apps to facebook, of course, a lot of people play games on their phones, gets more people using facebook on their phones, gets more people looking at the ads, that's all part of what they're doing here. >> synergy. mark sayre, thank you. >>> there's no denying it. it's crunch time. both sides in the bart labor talks have four more days
CBS
Aug 7, 2013 6:00pm PDT
is a registered sex offender. the woman told police he used a gun to force her into a car and sexually assaulted her monday afternoon. she was able to escape and call for help. >>> other bay area headlines, oakland police are on the scene of a nasty three-car crash. it may have been the result of a police chase. it all started about 3:30 this afternoon at san pablo and isabella. all three drivers were taken to the hospital. >>> pg&e crews capped a gas leak that forced some evacuations in cupertino this afternoon. officials say a third party struck a plastic gas service line while digging a post hole for a mailbox on 5 throne drive. >>> the clarity of lake tahoe has improved for a second year in a row. but there's a fly in the ointment. scientists have been tracking the lake's clarity in 1968 when you could see about 102 feet down. over the years runoff clouded the water. last year you could city down 75 feet. a 6-foot improvement from the year prior. rising surface temperatures and dwindling snow levels are taking a toll on water clarity. >>> a small comic bookstore in concord just turned 25 and
CBS
Aug 6, 2013 6:00pm PDT
danger alerts, and presidential alerts used only during national emergencies. >> it kind of surprised quite a few people because it definitely has a distinct tone it to. >> this officer with the clp says this is the first ever staid wide use of the system at a time when more people have smart phones that can receive the alerts. >> so being able to broadcast an amber alert on your cell phone, we are reaching millions more people. so the information is out there immediately. >> the system ised a ministered by the federal emergency management agency which is working to educate people so the startle factor will be a bit lower in the future. >> many mobile devices will now bring you wireless emergency alerts. real time information directly from local sources you know and trust. >> reporter: now, if you do not wish to receive amber alerts or weather alerts, you can opt out, but as for the presidential alerts, cell phones company pains are required. i am mark sayer kpix 5. >> police say demaggio was last mean to a blue 2013 versa like this one. 6 wcu 986 with a california license plate. the
CBS
Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm PDT
that was going on in sacramento, the accreditation process was being used unfairly to squelch that debate. >> because unaccredited schools are not eligible for state and federal funding the revocation would force the college of 85,000 students to close. >>> a huge embarrassments for the nasdaq today. trading was halted for three hours because of a technical glitch. that's a long time to sit idle when trading happens so fast. as kpix 5 reporter ryan takeo tells us, the blackout raises uneasy feelings about all- electronic trading. >> this is the nasdaq trading it stops and you have a flat line. you know, if you are in a hospital, that's a very serious thing. >> reporter: from securities experts to the casual investor -- >> there is no longer a certainty of investment. >> reporter: -- nasdaq going dark is an issue. >> it has a real impact. >> all the prices are going in on a computer basis all being handled at the same time and all being sorted out and that's what crashed. >> reporter: barry doesn't like the market's reliance on computers. >> there's a real problem with the way investment t
CBS
Aug 19, 2013 6:00pm PDT
told us it could be earlier if all goes w. stay with kpix 5 and kpix.com for the very latest. >>> it is a no-go forc transit's latest contract proposal. the union rejected the agency's offer over the weekend. it included a 9.5% raise over three years with added employee collisions to health plans. union negotiators will visit next week. the union represents nearly 1800 bus drivers, dispatchers, maintenance and clerical workers. as far as b.a.r.t's contract negotiations, there hasn't been any progreat many times b.a.r.t and its union hasn't met in eight days. october10th is the next contract deadline, and so far, no negotiations have been scheduled. >>> a fresh debate on how to treat classroom trouble makers. civil rights leaders say schools should not be so quick to suspend disruptive students. len ramirez has more on why they are defending kids who act out. >> few would argue that teachers must keep order and discipline in the classroom to help students learn, but sometimes they must deal with what's called willfully defiant students. >> the refusal to follow the dress code,
CBS
Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. people in the neighborhood say they could really use a new store. but len ramirez asks, is the high-end chain really the answer? >> turn it over, why ay! whoo! >> reporter: whole foods markets broke ground today on the first large-scale supermarket to be built from scratch in downtown san jose in decades. >> we have an awesome quality of life already and this is just the icing on the cake. >> reporter: it will be built on the alameda near the s.a.p. center arena. a 28,000-square-foot food store will feature the first microbrewery and beer garden for the chain. >> a lot of unique things that are more than just a supermarket. it's a community gathering space. >> reporter: the plans have been in the works since 2006 but several factors including the recession led to delays but now there's an uptick in the economy. thousands of new residents are buying into downtown condo projects. plus another 1500 luxury units are under construction. so the timing may be right to supporan upscale market. >> whole foods tends to draw people from a larger area and a whole foods has cachet. >> reporter:
CBS
Aug 26, 2013 6:00pm PDT
using social media as a sort of group therapy sharing photos and memories. >> an absolute tragedy. i hardly slept last night. i know tuolumne was a fairy tale to all my friends and now it's a fairy tale in their lives too. feeling sad. >> reporter: nicole worked at the camp as a teenager and credits her strength to the lessons this place taught her. >> learned things about music, learned things about food, politics, how to treat people, how to be a good employee, how to be a good friend. and it's hard to think that those buildings that i did that in, did those things in, aren't there. >> reporter: the buildings are gone. but so are the trees and they will take generations to come back. all that's left of camp tuolumne are memories. but perhaps the camp has given those who loved it one last parting gift, the reminder that we need to cherish the good things in our lives because nothing is forever. in san francisco, john ramos, kpix 5. >> as for other bay area camps, san francisco's camp mather is safe. fire crews built a warrier around it and say the flames have passed it by. but at le
CBS
Aug 1, 2013 6:00pm PDT
on both sides. here's what a union rep told us earlier. >> this whole thing was a farce and a ruse. they called for a 30-day contract extension. okay. under the guise that we would be negotiating some weeks that i have been sitting and negotiating we aren't seen them two hours. so how are we negotiating the last 30 days? are you kidding me? you know, but they have the rest of the public thinking that we are when basically they have the union sitting there waiting to negotiate. >> reporter: those are some of the frustrations that union members have been expressing to us. we do know, of course, since talks were extended over the last 30 days or so, there has been very little movement on each side and again, we have until august 4 when we could actually see a strike happen. that could be imminent at this point. liz, back to you. >> thank you. >>> ryan takeo is at the caltrans building where negotiations have stopped while the workers are marching. are they coming back to the bargaining table? >> reporter: the unions say they will be back here tonight. atu scheduled a press conference
CBS
Aug 14, 2013 6:00pm PDT
the offenders. and within a month they caught and cited a dozen people using videos and pictures that showed the offenders' license plates. >> many of these people by the way do not even live in oakland. they are coming here bringing their trash and dumping it on oakland. >> reporter: the city wants people to report veil laters and problems like this one here using a mobile app called see, click, fix. you see a problem, you snap a photo. you send it in and they will fix it. people agree making it easier to report the violators and going after them will cut down on illegal dumping. but it won't stop the problem. >> where there's a will there's a way. >> reporter: as for these people, the city tracked them down using their plates. they were fined $8,000. in that specific case, the city says it took public works worker 3.5 hours to pick up all of that trash. now, the average citation is about 3 to $4,000. live in oakland, i'm da lin, kpix 5. >> now, the city attorney is going to ask the council next month to increase the penalties for illegal dumping making it a misdemeanor crime. right now it'
CBS
Aug 20, 2013 6:00pm PDT
that's left of this home. while hot spots continue to shoulder around what used to be somebody -- smolder around somebody's house, the next door neighbors are say t. the neighbors in the other homes are considered to be in danger. >> wind has been blowing away so that is good, but you never know with a fire. >> firefighters are working from the air and on the ground to build containment lines. rugged, steep terrain making it difficult for firefighters. and the weather isn't cooperating. >> we have canyons around. because of what that does to the wind, that is always a challenge. >> in addition to weather challenges, the active fire season means crews are forced to compete for resource. >> there are so many fires in california. there are so many fires in the western united states that we are really having a hard time getting crews and aircraft. >> reporter: about 600 firefighters are working the blaze. more on the way. as for the cause, that is still under investigation tonight. andrea manetti kpix 5. >> the american fire is even bigger than the rim fire. it's burned nearly 15,0
CBS
Aug 9, 2013 6:00pm PDT
with a hello kitty bag used a stun gun to rob a convenience store in campbell and right now, he is still on the loose. this surveillance video from yesterday's robbery shows the suspect using the stun gun as a clerk rang up his items. it happened at the bottle shop counter on winchester boulevard. police say he got away in a white pontiac grand prix. >>> two teens behind the wheel in a high speed car chase through san jose were arrested. they at santa clara and 3rd street last night. police went after the suspects after they spotted a stolen car. one suspect was caught right away, the other found on a rooftop. >>> a broken fire hydrant made a big mess near the stanford campus. a car smashed into it this morning sending water gushing on to santa teresa drive. unclear what caused the driver to lose control. >>> a fleet of aircraft has joined the fight against the big wildfire in riverside county. the silver fire has burned more than 16,000 acres and destroyed 26 homes. 1800 people are evacuated from their homes near banning 90 miles east of los angeles but firefighters say the fire's growt
CBS
Aug 30, 2013 6:00pm PDT
the weekend. now, the western span of the bridge is not being ignored. again, they are using the five days to do some much-needed repair work right there and kpix 5's mark sayre is telling us how that side is getting a sprucing up of its own. >> reporter: you usually roll through the middle of the night and see two or three lanes closed with big spotlights out. that is enough for the caltrans workers to get the job done but they say with the full bridge closure under way, things are a lot more efficient right now. from the eastbound lanes on the lower deck of the bridge to the towers high above the san francisco skyline, caltrans crews are busy on just about every section of the western suspension span. >> we are estimating that over the course of four days, we can get as much work done as normally requires three to four months. >> reporter: while the new eastern span is getting all of the attention, the western span needs repairs, inspections and general sprucing up. and while there is still one lane of traffic in each direction, to allow access to yerba buena and treasure island, it's ju
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